CVE-2015-5701

NameCVE-2015-5701
Descriptionmktexlsr revision 36855, and before revision 36626 as packaged in texlive allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack. NOTE: this vulnerability exists due to the reversion of a fix of CVE-2015-5700.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
texlive-bin (PTS)stretch (security), stretch2016.20160513.41080.dfsg-2+deb9u1fixed
buster2018.20181218.49446-1fixed
bookworm, bullseye2020.20200327.54578-7fixed
sid2021.20210626.59705-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
texlive-binsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- texlive-bin <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not reintroduced, patch mktexlsr-use-mktemp still applied)
https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?r1=36626&r2=36855

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